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Legal Statutes: Utah

UPDATED November 15, 2016

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Part 1. Cohabitant Abuse Act

back to top78B-7-108 Mutual protective orders prohibited.

(1) A court may not grant a mutual order or mutual orders for protection to opposing parties, unless each party:

(a) has filed an independent petition against the other for a protective order, and both petitions have been served;

(b) makes a showing at a due process protective order hearing of abuse or domestic violence committed by the other party; and

(c) demonstrates the abuse or domestic violence did not occur in self-defense.

(2) If the court issues mutual protective orders, the circumstances justifying those orders shall be documented in the case file.

History: C. 1953, 30-6-4.5, enacted by L. 1995, ch. 300, § 10; 1996, ch. 244, § 6; renumbered by L. 2008, ch. 3, § 1105.